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Valley and adjacent areas. Interested birders and nature enthusiasts are encouraged to report recent sightings, ask questions, or discuss bird conservation issues. Contributions should be respectful, informative, and relevant to our topic.
Please read and observe the following guidelines:

  1. All messages to the Mad Birders list should include the following:

    • Your name and location (most email programs can be set to automatically append a signature block to outgoing messages)

    • An informative SUBJECT line that reflects the content of your message

    • Date and location of any sightings you are reporting

  2. You are encouraged to share reports of bird sightings in the Mad River Valley and adjacent areas. For other locales use common sense. Postings in or out of the Mad River Valley may also be submitted to the VTBIRD list. New Hampshire and other adjacent states have their own lists.

  3. Other topics about bird identification, optics, field guides, or general nature observations are welcome and encouraged.

  4. Please do NOT post messages about viruses or other topics unrelated to birds. All who use the Internet are responsible for staying informed and prepared to deal with viruses and virus hoaxes.

  5. Attachments are not allowed. The preferred method for sharing photos or binary files is to post them on a web page. Then include a URL (web address) in your message directing readers to the web page.

  6. When replying to a message please make certain that your reply is addressed to the intended recipient(s). A quick look at the "To:" field should indicate if you are replying to the entire list or to the sender only.

  7. Please be thoughtful and courteous when posting messages to the list. If you are offended by someone's contribution please take it up privately with the sender and/or the list owner.

  8. Our guidelines were modeled after those used by VTBIRD, BIRDCHAT and other, established, bird discussion lists.

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